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First Look: The Crest Gastropub on Parsons

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: The Crest Gastropub on Parsons

The Crest Gastropub has opened the doors of its second restaurant, located on the south side at 621 Parsons Avenue. The large 4,400 square foot space is quite a bit larger than its Clintonville counterpart, with two patio spaces and ample seating. The main difference between the Clintonville Crest and the Parsons outpost is a […]

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First Look: Stack City Burger Bar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Stack City Burger Bar

After just a few short months worth of work, the Stack City Burger Bar is ready to open their doors to the public on Thursday, August 6th. The Short North’s newest restaurant has filled into the 3,260 square foot space on The Cap, which formerly housed Cup O Joe / MoJoe Lounge. Stack City is […]

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Lauded Brooklyn Pizzeria Paulie Gee’s to Open in The Short North

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Lauded Brooklyn Pizzeria Paulie Gee’s to Open in The Short North

A slice of New York City pizza is coming to Columbus. Paulie Gee’s, which was recently declared the best pizza in NYC by a Zagat survey, is slated to open an Ohio location later this fall. The Brooklyn-based pizzeria will occupy the former Short North Coffee House space at 1195 N. High Street. Founder Paulie Gee […]

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The Flamingo Room Bar & Restaurant Opening Soon in Olde Towne East

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Flamingo Room Bar & Restaurant Opening Soon in Olde Towne East

A new Southern-style bistro is coming to Olde Towne East. The Flamingo Room bar and restaurant will occupy the former L’Appat Patisserie and Cafe space at 1159 Oak Street. Yusef Riazi, former owner of Short North cocktail bar Mouton, signed a lease for the space at the beginning of June, but has been developing a […]

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Restaurant Review: BonChon Chicken

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: BonChon Chicken

“It isn’t merely today’s best chicken; it’s perfect, the best fried chicken I’ve ever had.” Those are the words from an Esquire food writer, about Bonchon’s chicken wings. You’ll find the same sort of superlatives in reviews from consumers on discussion boards and Yelp. The words seem sincere: there are lots of exclamation points. No […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Spring Mania Part 2

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: Spring Mania Part 2

Spring is in full swing, and restaurants around Columbus have spent May in a flurry of activity, opening porches, formulating new menus, and expanding hours (CLICK HERE for Part 1 of the Roundup). Here’s what’s been cooking in Columbus the past few weeks: FUSIAN will open at 4124 N. High Street in Clintonville later this fall, […]

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Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill Opens in Fireproof Building

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill Opens in Fireproof Building

A new Short North eatery has opened at 1014 North High Street. Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar and Grill has opened next door to Pies and Pints in the Fireproof building. Tai Tiki is the sister restaurant to Tai’s Asian Bistro on Lane Avenue, popular for their plentiful helpings of Chinese and Japanese food. Owners Tai and […]

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